This course is conducted at a shooting range and takes approximately four hours. There is no written examination, but the shooter must pass the minimum required score with the firearm as they are approved to carry. The course must be completed every four to six months per the BSIS requirements.
Applicants with a current firearm permit who are completing their semi-annual range re-qualifications are not required to attend the academic portion of the training (Day 1). They are only required to complete the two-hour refresher course on Day 2 and successfully complete the Proficiency qualification.
Applicants with a current firearm permit who are completing their fourth semi-annual range re-qualification to renew a firearm permit must attend BOTH the academic portion of the training (Day 1) and the range re-qualification proficiency exam (Day 2).
Firearm permits expire two years from the date of issuance. Applicants must re-qualify four times during the life of the permit: twice during the first year after the date of issuance, and twice during the second year. Re-qualifications must be at least four months apart. The application for renewal should be submitted to the Bureau 60 days before the firearms permit expires. If you have allowed your firearms permit to expire, you may not renew it and must re-apply as if it were your initial application for the firearms permit.
- Complete a 4-hour course
- Firearm permits expire two years from the date of issuance
- Re-qualifications must be at least four months apart